Front Office Insider: Crowded Cowboys' backfield has front runner emerging
MAY 28, 2:05p ET | Ross Jones
Rotowire: May 3 / 11:29a ET
News: Coach Jay Gruden noted after Washington selected Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft that Morris remains the team's lead back, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Jones bolsters the team's backfield depth following the free agent departure of Roy Helu, but given that he is a big physical back, he profiles more as a direct backup (who can occasionally spell Morris) than a change-of-pace type. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden noted with regard to the presence of Jones. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change. But to add another guy that can come in here and pound the rock a little bit doesn't hurt anything. It'll help Alfred in that regard, taking some carries off him. For the most part Alfred will be getting the bulk of the carries and Matt will get some too, obviously."